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Have no fear, "Wanted" fans: James McAvoy's bullet-bending assassin-guild adventures are far from over.

Movement has been devastatingly slow on the "Wanted 2" front, yes, but now director Timur Bekmambetov apparently has "a great idea" for the long awaited sequel that could very well push the project ahead at full speed.

"An unbelievable thing happened three weeks ago," Bekmambetov told The Playlist during a recent "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" press junket. "Because we stopped, we didn't know what to do for three or four years. Three weeks ago I came up with a great idea and I pitched this idea and everybody fell in love with it. And now I think we're on track. Right now the writer is working on the script, and it will be shocking."


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America is officially in the crosshairs of a “Wanted” sequel. Late September we learned that original writers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt had been secured to reanimate the stagnant state of “Wanted 2,” the sequel to 2008’s Timur Bekmambetov-directed, special effects laden action-thriller.

In an interview with ComingSoon.net, Hass and Brandt perused the process of their writing projects. Touching on “Wanted 2”, the pair — who shared screenwriting credits on the first “Wanted” with Chris Morgan—seem to indicate that the sequel’s pre-production has finally hit its pace.

Asked if the team were ever inspired to try directing their material themselves, Brandt used their current gig on “Wanted 2” to explain the goal of writing to a certain director’s strengths — a director they hope, in this case, is Timur Bekmambetov.


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9It's "9" week here on Splash Page, and while the post-apocalyptic animated adventure doesn't have too much in common with the comic book world on the surface, there are always links between the film reel and the paneled page. The Shane Acker-directed film is no exception, as several of the movie's voice actors and production crew have direct ties to comics.

Behold the following "9" actors and producers, all of whom are connected to the comic book community in some way, shape or form:

TIMUR BEKMAMBETOV: His name might be unfamiliar, but "9" producer Timur Bekmambetov's work became surprisingly popular barely a year ago. Bekmambetov is the director of "Wanted," the Angelina Jolie-starring comic book adaptation of Mark Millar and J.G. Jones' graphic novel. Read More...

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